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Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sights and Sounds of World Samskrit Book Fair: Part 1

I had been to the World Samskrit Book Fair that is going on at Bangalore from 6th to 10th January, 2011, and here are some updates from that:

On 6th January 2011, day 1 of the fair, "Jnanaganga", an exhibition on the knowledge heritage of India was inaugurated by former India cricket captain Anil Kumble, and a model of "Samskrit Village", where all interactions happen through Samskrit, was inaugurated by Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri, the primary and secondary education minister of the Govt. Of Karnataka. Also attending the occation were N. Gopalaswamy, former Chief Election Commisioner of India, and industrialst Sadanand Mayya. Also at the end of day one, was classical singing by Vidwan Vidyabhushana.

Photos from the formal function (click on images for enlarged versions):

Photos of the Samskrit Village and Exhibitions (click on images for enlarged versions):

Video of Anil Kumble's speech (some unavoidable movements while recording)

Anil Kumble speaking at the inauguration of "Samskrit Village" from hmvprasanna on Vimeo.

Video of Vidwan Vidyabhushana's singing (again, some unavoidable movements while recording)

Vidwan Vidyabhushana singing on day one of Samskrit Fair from hmvprasanna on Vimeo.

Part 2 of this article, on Kavyachitra and other cultural programmes, coming up later...

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